In 2013, the FBI received a letter supposedly from John Anglin, but was never available to the public until now. It reads:
“My name is John Anglin. I escape [sic] from Alcatraz in June 1962 with my brother Clarence and Frank Morris. I’m 83 years old and in bad shape. I have cancer. Yes we all made it that night but barely! Frank passed away in October 2005. His grave is in Alexandria under another name. My brother died in 2011.
If you announce on TV that I will be promised to first go to jail for no more than a year and get medical attention, I will write back to let you know exactly where I am. This is no joke this is for real and honest truth.”
The U.S. Marshals, which is the sole agency investigating the cold case today, says the FBI lab examined the letter for fingerprints, DNA, and specific handwriting, but the results were inconclusive.